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harleyboiirun 04-03-2013 06:38 PM

Conformation for a barrel prospect?
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I don'r have the best pics of him but what do you guys think of this 6 year old APHA gelding as a barrel prospect?

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Aesthetic 04-21-2013 09:25 PM

He looks very nice. A nice girth and shoulder. His neck ties in nice, a round rump. I think he makes a great prospect. His legs look great!

toto 04-22-2013 06:09 PM

id like to see him standing squared. to me in the last picture- looks like his forelegs are too straight--hard to really give a good opinion in those pictures, lol.. i like how he scopes out, lol. :-P

beau159 04-22-2013 06:21 PM

Not bad.

For barrels, his hocks are too far off the ground for my tastes. I like their hocks to be low to the ground, so they can dig down around a turn.

I'd also like to see his hindquarters more rounded.

Not sure that I like how his thick neck ties in with his body, but it could just be the photos too.

He does (as someone mentioned) have a nice deep heart girth.

Personally, I like the looks of Chicados Cash. He's my "ideal" barrel horse confo. (Not to mention NFR quality!)

jumanji321 04-22-2013 11:47 PM

If he doesn't do well in barrels, you have a nice jumper to fall back on.

beau159 04-23-2013 03:18 PM

Whoa. Sorry. Didn't realize that picture was so HUGE.

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